Buses from Madrid to Bilbao

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22:00Madrid4h 15m 02:15Bilbao
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h 35m 20:50Bilbao
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Fri
May 24
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$90Iberia
Sat
May 25
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sun
May 26
$76Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Mon
May 27
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$92Air Europa
Tue
May 28
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$76Iberia
Wed
May 29
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Iberia
Thu
May 30
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$71Iberia
Fri
May 31
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sat
Jun 1
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sun
Jun 2
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$37Alsa
$118Iberia
Mon
Jun 3
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Tue
Jun 4
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Iberia
Wed
Jun 5
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Thu
Jun 6
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$71Iberia
Fri
Jun 7
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sat
Jun 8
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sun
Jun 9
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$118Iberia
Mon
Jun 10
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Tue
Jun 11
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Wed
Jun 12
$29Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 38 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $37
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of bus companies offer domestic and international routes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 20 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, while the last departure at around 8:30 p.m. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao require a journey time of approximately 4 hours.

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Madrid to Bilbao Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Madrid to Bilbao when you book in advance

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Average Price

Same Day

€31

1 Day in Advance

€31

1 Week in Advance

€31

2 Weeks in Advance

€31

1 Month in Advance

€31

3 Months in Advance

€31

Madrid to Bilbao Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4 hours to arrive in Bilbao.

  • autobus All Madrid to Bilbao buses are run by ALSA.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Madrid's Intercam Av. America bus station and arrive at Bilbao bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Madrid to Bilbao by bus takes as little as 4 hours and 5 minutes to arrive in Bilbao.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Madrid to Bilbao bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte bus station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are also available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. Bilbao's Old Town, or Casco Viejo, has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service, while taxis are also available at the station.

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Best fares for buses from Madrid to Bilbao

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Sat, May 25
Bus
Alsa
05:154h 45m10:00
MadridBilbao
Fastest Buses from Madrid to Bilbao by duration
Sun, May 26
Bus
Alsa
13:304h 15m17:45
MadridBilbao
Sun, Jun 2
Bus
Alsa
16:004h 15m20:15
MadridBilbao
Mon, Jun 3
Bus
Alsa
17:004h 15m21:15
MadridBilbao
Return Journeys for Buses from Bilbao to Madrid
Sat, May 25
Bus
Alsa
12:004h 40m16:40
BilbaoMadrid
Sun, May 26
Bus
Alsa
05:004h 30m09:30
BilbaoMadrid
Mon, May 27
Bus
Alsa
08:004h 30m12:30
BilbaoMadrid
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Bilbao
BusMadrid America

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10

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